As 2011 rolls to a close, Gin and Tacos celebrates eight (!!!!) years of providing commentary, useful information, intriguing facts, lively discussion, and dick jokes every weekday with few exceptions. Even though traffic has increased consistently over the years, the site remains and will remain free of advertisements. If you have to ask why, you must be new.

Sticking to that policy based on principle has a downside that becomes apparent in late December when the annual hosting bill arrives. So here is where I give you a number of options.

1. You can do nothing and continue to enjoy the site for free. This is called "free riding", and it's an entirely rational behavior. Follow me on Facebook if you'd like an extra daily dose of absurd humor and penetrating insight.

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2. You can use this tip jar / donation link to contribute an amount of your choosing to defray the costs of this site. If you happen to be saddled with extra cash and feel like donating fifty bucks, I will be extremely grateful. However, if donating fifty cents is more in line with your current budget, my gratitude will be no less. If every reader chipped in a buck it would cover the site costs for years. And if the Queen had a dick, she'd be the king.

Anyway, your tips and contributions are (obviously) voluntary but greatly appreciated.

3. If Mancur Olson was right about providing selective benefits, perhaps you could be encouraged to part with a small sum of money in return for something tangible. So there are stickers. They are perfect for your laptop, bumper, guitar case, locker, bike helmet, front door (keep the missionaries away), bong, or forehead. In the absence of clothing, one or more stickers can be placed hastily over your genitals.

3" x 5" stickers on heavy white vinyl – $3.50 (shipping included, unless it's outside of the U.S.)

Thanks in advance for any help you choose to offer. Regardless of whether you contribute, I sincerely thank you for supporting the site by continuing to read. You are the wind beneath my wings.